Monday, January 21, 2008

Dubai: Shelter for Abused Women and Girls Opens in Abu Dhabi

Ravindranath/Gulf News
Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and head of NCCHT.

ABU DHABI, DUBAI - A new centre in Abu Dhabi will soon serve victims of human trafficking and exploitation in a collaborated effort to protect and shelter abused women and children in the country.

The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) in collaboration with the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking on Sunday announced the opening of the shelter in Abu Dhabi.

The centre will serve as a safe haven for the victims, where they will be provided with medical care, counselling and social support.

The UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking was established under Federal Law 51 2006 to address the crime of human trafficking.

It represents the first law of its kind in the Arab world to address the practice of human trafficking and demonstrates the UAE's commitment to international treaties and standards...


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